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Install Java in Linux (Ubuntu / Debian)

This manual is to help install java (jdk) in Ubuntu / Debian Linux. Previously we discussed about how java’s installation has evolved over a period, then I promised to write an article on installing java on Linux. Yes I love Linux!

Arch, Ubuntu, and Debian Linux ported to the HP TouchPad tablet

Now it’s possible to install a full-blown Linux operating system on the TouchPad using some of the same tools you would use to install Android. The end result is a tablet that lets you choose whether to run webOS or another operating system when you turn it on.

Installing Etherpad on Debian/Ubuntu

Etherpad is an excellent Open Source web application for collaborative text editing. Like Google Docs, it allows you to share documents with others through a secret URL or to set up private documents for which people need a login.

Finding Out Package Dependencies With apt-rdepends On Debian/Ubuntu

Sometimes you need to find out all the dependencies of a package. This tutorial explains how to use apt-rdepends to recursively list all dependencies of a Debian/Ubuntu package.

Running Joomla 1.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Joomla 1.7 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

Readers’ Choice Awards 2011

Best Linux Distribution:Ubuntu…..Runner-up: Debian. apt, apt and more apt this year in the distribution category.

Running Contao 2.10.2 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Contao 2.10.2 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers […]

Running Mailman On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04/11.10

The Mailman package from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories comes with a configuration for Apache, but not for nginx. This tutorial shows how you can use the Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04/11.10 Mailman package in an nginx vhost. Nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static […]

Why I’m quitting the Debian Lineup

Being an advocate of Linux Mint, which is a derivative based on Ubuntu, which is a derivative of Debian; I noticed a nasty bug back in July of 2011. Ubuntu 11.04 was released in April of that year and I waited for the bugs to be shaken out of the rug and finally installed it.

I’m back home with Debian

I have been struggling with my conscience recently over using Ubuntu as a server. From a technical perspective, it’s an excellent choice. It has regular releases, can be both stable and cutting edge, has thousands upon thousands of packages, … But recently I have been thinking more philosophically.

People Behind Debian: Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s founder

I probably don’t have to present Mark Shuttleworth… he was already a Debian developer when he became millionaire after having sold Thawte to Verisign in 1999. Then in 2002 he became the first African (and first Debian developer) in space.

Debian Beckons Ubuntu Refugees to Come Home

Long time Ubuntu users have been complaining loudly about Unity’s lack of stability, limited options and an overall unfinished feel. Distros that have watched Ubuntu gobbling up the Linux mind-share are suddenly getting a second look by unhappy Ubuntu users seeking alternatives to Unity.

How to install Spotify onto Ubuntu/Debian/Linux

Spotify is all the rage now on Macs and PCs alike but Linux is not left out in the rain completely. So here is how to get Spotify on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux. First the Premium method.

Using GeoIP With Nginx On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial explains how to use the GeoIP module with nginx on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04 to find out where your visitors come from. The GeoIP module sets multiple variables like $geoip_country_name, $geoip_country_code, $geoip_city, etc. that you can use in your PHP scripts or directly in your nginx configuration, for example to serve content in different […]

Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial shows how you can serve CGI scripts (Perl scripts) with nginx on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04. While nginx itself does not serve CGI, there are several ways to work around this

Which Linux Distro Leads the Pack?

Think it’s all just another glorified ad for Ubuntu? Think again, because Ubuntu didn’t win the No. 1 spot overall — Debian did. The result? More than 100 comments from Linux fans eager to agree with or dispute some or all of TuxRadar’s results.

Running Drupal 7.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Drupal 7.7 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

Installing mongoDB on Debian Squeeze (and Ubuntu)

This is how I got mongoDB working on Debian Squeeze. It should work for other Deb based flavours – I’m thinking Ubuntu. I also have a PHP5x setup so you may need to adapt if you are running earlier versions. I’m also assuming you have git installed to fetch the drivers.

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Configure Network Bonding

In this tutorial, I will explain how to setup bonding under Debian Linux server to aggregate multiple Ethernet devices into a single link, to get higher data rates and link failover.

sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu (and all other linux distros)

For the story, due to license reasons, the version of Java packaged in Linux distributions is not the same as the one released on the official website. Each time a new version of Java is was released, Sun/Oracle people are were publishing a other distro specific release available on a dedicated website.

Running WordPress On Nginx (LEMP) on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

his tutorial shows how you can install and run a WordPress blog on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). In addition to that I will also show you how you can use the WordPress plugins […]

Spotify for Ubuntu or Debian

Yes, it’s true that officially there really isn’t support for Debian or Ubuntu Linux for Spotify, but the Spotify team do actually have beta clients you can download for those Linux OS environments and experiment with if you are a member of the Spotify Premium service.

The best Linux distro of 2011!

Fedora, Mint, Arch, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSUSE go head-to-head – we’ve dropped the six most popular Linux distributions of the day into a cage fight for your affections. Read on to discover which distro comes up top for installation ease, customisation, performance, security and more.

Project Kronos: XenAPI on Debian and Ubuntu

The XCP team would like to formally announce Project Kronos, our port of XCP’s XenAPI toolstack to Debian and Ubuntu dom0. This will give users the ability to install Debian or Ubuntu, and then just do ‘apt-get install xapi’ in order to build a system that is (roughly) functionally equivalent to a standard XCP distribution

Running an Ubuntu/Debian unconference

UCubed, the Ubuntu & Upstream Unconference, is a compact unconference that brings together Ubuntu and Debian users in one place to exchange notes, talk about what they are passionate about and share knowledge and experience. This year’s UCubed happened a few months ago at the Madlab in Manchester, and The H decided to look up […]

How to install LibreOffice 3.4 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian…

This article describes how to install LibreOffice 3.4.1 on Debian-based / Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and Ubuntu.

Apache on Ubuntu/Debian

When I first started using Ubuntu, I was coming from a distro journey that started with FreeBSD and took in Mandrake and Gentoo along the way; I hadn’t worked with any Debian-based systems before and was new to the way that Apache is configured on those platforms.

DEX finishes first batch of derivative patches for Debian

The goal of our first project, nicknamed ancient-patches, was to clear out an old batch of a few hundred Ubuntu patches whose status was unclear. We couldn’t tell which ones had been merged into Debian, which were waiting in the BTS, and which had yet to be submitted to Debian. All of them were several […]

Ubuntu Linux aims to give back with Debian Dex

DEX is all about action: merging patches, fixing bugs, crunching data, whatever is necessary to get changes from derivatives into Debian proper,” Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman wrote in a blog post. “DEX is a joint task force where developers from Debian and its derivatives work together on this common goal.

Installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) On Ubuntu Server 10.04 / Debian 5.0

This How-To document guides you through installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) on an Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) Server or Debian 5.0 in the simplest way possible. It *may* work on later versions but I have no way of knowing how these instructions will work for you.

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